Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performance 2022

Wellington Theatre Collective – I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass

Who broke the glass? Who broke?!

It’s been a busy few days for the Wellington Theatre Collective as they finish a full week of rehearsals in preparation for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you are lucky enough to be visiting the festival next week, this is a show you will not want to miss…

It is an ordinary day at Maurice’s café and in amongst the leisureliness and listlessness sit groups of cyclists, writers and lovers. The humdrum of life, however, becomes tensely layered, as the competing demands and needs of the customers overlap and become unmanageable. The pressure builds to an untenable height and the action is brought to a halt by a sudden breaking of glass. The characters jostle to measure the danger of the situation, and the extent of their complicity. Branner steps up as an unelected authority figure, variously aiding and hindering Maurice as he attempts to find a deserving recipient of his blame.

I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass is a one-act play, performed by Sixth Form students from the Wellington Theatre Collective. In equal measures funny, surreal and humane this fast-paced, spiralling sequence of mini-scenes drives its audience to examine how relationships form, survive and come undone when contained; and whether the pressure which pushes us to our breaking point is between the players within, or from the viewers without.

The Wellington Theatre Collective is the brand new name for the talented Sixth Form performers at Wellington College. The play is written by debut playwright, Chris Waters, produced by Nick Huntington, Director of Drama, with Melissa Price (Drama teacher) and Rachel Taylor (LAMDA teacher) co-directing the show. The Wellington Theatre Collective are an ensemble of seventeen fifth and lower sixth formers and they are delighted to be performing at the fringe once again.

Listings information

Venue:        Big @ The Space UK
Dates: Monday 8th – Friday 12th
Time: 13:45 (45 mins)
Ticket prices: £6 / £4
Fringe box office: ­0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com
Suitable for all ages: 12+

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